Culturally Specific Guidelines for Primary Care in Rural Guatemala, 3rd Edition
Edited by Rhonda Goodman
English and Spanish---This book, Culturally-Specific Guidelines For Primary Care in Rural Guatemala, can be utilized as a guide for assessing, diagnosing, and formulating a plan of care for the populations of indigenous Maya peoples living in the rural areas of the country. The guidelines may also be translated to Guatemalan populations residing in other countries as well. Care has been taken to include interview questions which are specific to and respectful of the indigenous culture, and also questions which address the effects of the environment on the health of the patient and of the community. The guidelines for critical thinking and diagnostics do not include diagnostic tests which are not available in the rural communities or the surrounding areas; therefore, treatment is largely based upon empirical data gathered in the physical examination and subjective data gathered from the patient. Above all, respect for and congruence with the culture is of utmost importance. This book of guidelines will be most helpful to health care providers who care for indigenous Maya populations.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 February, 2017.